Tyus Battle

Position: SG/SF From: Syracuse Class/YOB: Junior
Height: 6’7 Weight: 200 Wingspan: 6’9

Strengths:

  • Good penetrator that can use his size to get into the lane and finish. Has a knack for finishing contested shots in the lane
  • Decent shooter with his feet set. His shot looks better than the results have shown. Over his time at Syracuse, he has started to make more shots off the dribble
  • Has size for an NBA wing. Despite playing in a zone, Battle looks like he will be able to defend in one-on-one situations with his length
  • Does a nice job of creating contact so he can get east points at the line. He can sweep and get to the rack with contact
  • Makes big shots and shows up for big games. As Syracuse’s best player, he flourished when they needed a big shot

Weaknesses:

  • Shooting has not improved. He has been around 23 percent from three the last couple of years. Scoring is his primary skill but for some reason, he isn’t hitting a high percentage
  • Not a great passer. Improving skill, but he is still not a guy that distributes the ball well
  • Overall is an inefficient scorer. Even though he can make shots in the lane, he settles for a lot of jumpers. I think open NBA courts will help, but I’m not sure he will become a reliable scorer with fewer touches
  • Not much of a rebounder. Really has to focus on scoring and defense because his rebounding will not impact the game significantly